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#OrlandoStrong: How You Can Help And Find Help After The Pulse Shooting

The city of Orlando is in a haze today after the news of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub shocked the city.  If you are looking for ways to help or are in need of some support, we have found all the blood drives, counseling centers, gatherings and vigils to help the city heal.

For more information, services or if you’d like to DONATE TO THE PULSE ORLANDO RELIEF FUND CLICK HERE.


Blood Donations

There is an urgent need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors. One Blood is asking those that are not or do not know your blood type to please wait until tomorrow or later in the week and that you make an appointment by calling 1.888.9.DONATE (1.888.936.6283). Here is a list of locations where you can donate blood.  If you aren’t the requested blood types, the donor locations also accept donations of juice, water and plastic cups.

Orlando West Michigan Donor Center,
345 W Michigan Street, Ste. 106, Orlando, FL 32806

Orlando Main Donor Center
8669 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL 32819

Oviedo Donor Center
1954 W. State Road 426, Oviedo, FL 32765

Mobile Blood Donor Locations

Asbury United Methodist Church – Bloodmobile
220, West Horatio Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church – Bloodmobile
4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819

Metro Church  Bloodmobile
1491 East State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708

Weingarten Realty
2566 E Colonial Drive (12 pm-6 pm)

AMC 18 Altamonte Mall
451 Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springes (until 9 PM)

Colonial Plaza Marketcenter
2566 East Colonial (until 6 PM)

Metro Church Winter Springs
1491 E State Rd 434, Winter Springs

St Cloud Presbyterian Church
909 10th St, St Cloud

Need Someone To Talk To? Where To Find Counceling

Trained counselors will be available throughout the community at these area bars and nightclubs From 6pm-Midnight Thursday-Sunday night.


Where: 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail. Orlando, FL


Where: 1913 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL


Where: 741 West Church Street. Orlando, FL


Where: 375 S. Bumby Ave. Orlando, FL


Where: 4453 Edgewater Drive. Orlando, FL

Need More Information:

  • Two Spirit Counseling (407) 963-5664
  • Crisis Hotline (407) 822-5036
  • Hispanic Family Counseling (407) 312-9079
  • Heart of Florida United Way  211


Call: (407) 228-1446 

The GLBT Center and Zebra Coalition are offering counseling services for those who need it. The community can call the Zebra Coalition hotline at 407-228-1446 and counselors will be on site at The Center throughout the day and week.


433 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL

Call: 407-896-6901

Chaplain service is available for any community members who need support or someone to speak to during this difficult time.  Email dtychaplain@cfymca.org or come into the YMCA between 3pm and 6pm today.


The Hispanic Chamber or Commerce is looking for Volunteer Translators for families arriving from Puerto Rico. If you can help, contact them here:info@hispanicchamber.net

Vigils And Gatherings



After a devastating attack in Orlando, it’s time to come together and show what #OrlandoStrong looks like. We are here, we are unified, and though the massacre of June 12, 2016 will live in our hearts forever, we will prevail and we will come back stronger. Let’s show our strength and March at Lake Eola.

Where: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, Florida 32801

When: Monday, June 13th @ 5pm


Join us for a #OneOrlando Vigil tonight at the Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, as we remember and honor the victims, familes, and friends who were affected by the horrific mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.

Where: 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801

When: Monday, June 13th @ 7pm


To show our cities strength I invite you all to join me next week at Lake Eola, at sunset to silently honor and remember the events that transpired last night. The City beautiful was victim to our the largest single mass shooting in our nation’s history. All I ask is one lap around the lake starting and ending on the corner of 512 E Washington St Orlando, FL 32801 where we will leave our candles and set up a memorial. I encourage to bring candles, solo cups and or flowers to leave behind. About 100 will be provided but if everyone brought something to share that would be nice to show our community’s strength and support or another.

Where: 512 E Washington St Orlando, FL 32801

When: Sunday, June 19th 8pm-9:30pm